I was folding laundry the other day when this idea came to me, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about it. Sometimes I put notes in my kids’ lunches, you know those fun joke cards flying around pinterest, just a simple “i love you”, encouragement, and occasionally a “challenge”. Like: find someone who looks sad and cheer them up. Just something to get them thinking not about themselves! As I was thinking about how to teach my kids service and gratitude, especially at this time of year when they are prone to be thinking only about what may or may not end up under that big tree, I thought about a daily lunch box challenge!… Read the rest
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Summer Slump [suhm-er sluhmp]: noun. When the novelty of not having to get up and make school lunches every morning wears off, and the reality of spending every waking moment with your children sets in.
Anyone else there? No? Just me? Don’t get me wrong, I am LOVING my kids not waking up until 9 (ok not the newborn), not having breakfast until 10 and not being dressed until noon (shhh don’t tell my hubby who leaves for work at 5:45). But by 2-3pm every day i’m ready for some *space* from these always-angelic (err… or something..) little human beings I created.… Read the rest
Number 4 is on the way, which would account for things being very quiet on the blog-front as of late. The toilet and I are kinda besties right now. And on good days I figure I better focus on my neglected children rather than blogging. But to help get me through the rough first couple months I’ve been compiling a list to humor myself. Life always seems a bit easier to handle if you can laugh at it, right? I tried to keep the more graphic elements of my misery off the list, you know, because who wants to read about my toilet adventures? … Read the rest
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Alright. So summer…. it’s a rough one I’m not gonna lie. Most of this stems from the fact that Sweet Hubby works 12 hour days, 7 days a week through the summer time. In other words, I’m on my own. All that magical summer amazing-ness that is supposed to happen… all those trips, family reunions, vacations… yup- its all up to me! Let’s just say it leaves me a little overwhelmed. And the truth is with 3 little ones we mostly stay home during the summer time and do our big vacations at other times during the year when work is not so busy for Daddy.… Read the rest
Who’s excited for summer?! Does it fill you with a wave of mixed emotions or is that just me? On one hand I am SO looking forward to not having to rouse my children at 7am every morning and have a break from all the drop offs and pick ups (not to mention school lunches!). On the other hand the thought of being with my children all day every day for 2 months seems.. a bit… daunting. I mean really, how am I even going to fit all the groceries in the cart with three kids and a diaper bag in there already?? … Read the rest